• Bio:

    Jill Simone Gross is a Roosevelt House Faculty Associate, Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Urban Policy and Planning, and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Policy and Leadership at Hunter College. She is completing her second term as the elected Chair of the Urban Affairs Association, the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and holds an MSc Degree from the London School of Economic and Political Science. She was a European Union Fulbright Scholar in 2011-12, where she conducted research on the localization of migrant integration. Dr. Gross’ primary areas of research and writing are in comparative urban politics, governance, migration and economic development. She has explored cities in West Europe, North America and China. Dr. Gross’ most recent Journal publications can be found in: Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Urban Affairs, Cities, and Urban Research and Practice. A book chapter titled “Migrants and the Right to the City” was published in Yasminah Beebeejaun (Ed.) The Participatory City (Berlin: JOVIS Verlag GmbH, 2016). She is the co-author of Governing Cities in a Global Era (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007). Dr. Gross is currently completing her next book on the topic of urban migration policy in the face of crisis, and is coediting a book on governance processes in World Metropolitan regions.